Training Missionary Pilots
Many established missionary aviation organizations of today have strict qualifying requirements to join them. Often, a pilot must have commercial, instrument and multi-engine ratings with 500 or more flight hours. If a person does not meet these requirements, they will not even be considered as a candidate to work with these organizations.We strive to do something differenty.
Caring for infants and children who are at-risk or have limited resources can have a lasting impact on a child's development. Caring for the elderly helps create a compassionate and nurturing atmosphere at homes for the elderly and senior centers. Elderly people are sometimes the most neglected and abandoned group in society. Volunteer work may include providing education about basic health and nutrition, physical therapy activities and stretching, basic cleaning, organizing, and offering companionship.
Airplanes provide the ability for fast first response to any major disaster in the continental United States by carrying loads of emergency food, water, medical, and other supplies to disaster victims. The flight support allows workers to arrive on the field healthy and ready to tackle their task.
Thousands of churches in the United States have or sponsor ministry outreaches. Many outreaches are in need of air transportation to reach prisons, colleges, rural areas without large airports and airline service, hospitals, nursing homes, retirement centers, schools, people needing health, food and medical aid. Teams traveling to build or repair churches are in need of air travel. Pastors and praise and worship teams traveling to other churches and communities are in need of quick and reliable air travel.
The aviation community and airports sponsor air shows and fly-ins that hundreds of thousands of people attend each year. Air shows and fly-ins provide an opportunity to preach and teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. To distribute free literature and bibles. Sponsoring meetings and events for Christian pilots to fellowship with other Christian pilots.
Available to patients and an escort needing transportation for medical evaluation, diagnosis or treatment. There must be a financial or compelling need for the flight. Provide air transportation when a compelling personal crisis, like a 'last visit' to a desperately or terminally ill family member, requires rapid travel across many miles.
Providing professional aircraft maintenance for missionary airplanes at no cost for labor . Acquire repair and recondition airplanes to give to missionaries in need of airplanes in South America and Africa.
Provide a aircraft mechanic course conducted in a hands-on, full-time aviation maintenance apprenticeship program. All training takes place under the supervision of a FAA licensed mechanic. ..Program consists of on-the-job training, independent study and supplemental classroom instruction. The trainee is prepared to pass both the knowledge and practical exams. ..Upon completion of training and passing all tests, trainees will obtain a FAA Mechanic certificate with both Airframe and Power-plant ratings. Trainees will have also accumulated work experience as an aircraft mechanic.